Paleoclimate and Sedimentology Research Group


The Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology Research Group focuses on deciphering paleoclimates and paleoenvironments on different time scales ranging from the past centuries to the Neogene using sclerochronological, geochemical, and micropaleontological multi-proxy approaches. Our highly interdisciplinary research is conducted in close collaboration with biologists, oceanographers, and climate physicists.

Research Themes


53 minute Documentary on Coralline Algal Arctic Expedition:

French Version:

English Version:coming soon...

Study on Algal Sea-Ice Proxy in PNAS - Read Abstract - Read Press Release

- Read Highlight in Nature - Watch TV News

Watch Global News Coverage:

Watch movie by Karen Loveland and Walter Adey on our research in Labrador:

Principle Investigator

UTM Jochen Halfar

Jochen Halfar, PhD.

Associate Professor of Geology and Associate Chair
Dept. of Chemical & Physical Sciences,
University of Toronto at Mississauga
South Building, Room 4044
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Phone: (905) 828-5419
Fax: (905) 569-4929
E-Mail: jochen.halfar at

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